It's definitely worth trying out some steeped grain prior to the boil to add some different flavours to a basic extract, rather than relying on purely the hops.
I think my wife would definitely like me to try some wine fermenting, lol. She tends to like dry white wines so should be fairly easy to work something out
I'm getting quite a collection of links of mail order sellers. I think I'm going to have to do a very long steep from the rye malt grain by the look of things. Certainly won't get the percentage rye content I want though.